Harald S. Kobbe

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Name: Harald S. Kobbe
Nationality: Norwegian
Residence: Oslo
Telephone: +47 23 11 00 00
Languages: Scandinavian, English
Professional Licenses: Admitted to the Norwegian Bar (1979), Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway (1984)
Academic degrees: Cand.jur. University of Oslo (1975), LL.M., Harvard Law School (1982)
Firm Name: Advokatfirmaet Kluge DA
Firm Address: P.O.Box 1548 Vika, 0117 Oslo
Firm Country: Norway
Firm Phone: +47 23 11 00 00
Firm Email:
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General Arbitration Experience

Harvard Law School mediation workshop (1982) and the Salzburg Seminar (1984)

Lead and co-councel in a number of arbitrations, both international and under Norwegian law. Chair and co-arbitrator in a number of international institutional arbitrations. Extensive and high ranked litigator in Norwegian courts.

Work history

Of counsel/senior partner Kluge lawfirm from 2017.

Partner Kluge lawfirm, 1987-2016

Lawyer at the Office of the Solicitor General of Norway, 1979 - 1987.

Assistant judge, Moss District Court, 1977 - 1979.

Legal counsel at the Office for negotiations, Department of Oil and Mining, Ministry of Industry (later Ministry of Oil and Energy), 1975 - 1977.

Oil, Gas and Energy Contract Law

More than 30 years experience as counsel and litigator, and during later years also as arbitrator and mediator, related to several offshore projects and land-based and plants. This regards i.a. Heidrun, Snorre, Martin Linge and other platforms, and Kollsnes, Sture. Mongstad, Ormen Lange, Tjeldbergodden and Snøhvit oil and gas-related plants. Extensive experience with EPC contracts, also related to offshore wind farms.

Construction and Oil-service Law

Counsel to oil companies in disputes concerning rig modifications.

High ranked counsel, litigator and arbitrator within the general field of construction law in Norway

Chairman of BFJR (The legal council for the building industry of Norway)